Joint Director's Desk
The SITTTR is the only centre of its kind established by the State government of Kerala under the Technical Education department with the aim of promoting Technician Education. It is situated in its own campus at Kalamassery in Ernakulam district, and continues to function as the flagship centre in this arena.
The center started functioning in 1990 mainly catering to the needs of Polytechnic Education in the state. At the time of its inception there were only 3 Polytechnics in the state. As the importance of Technician Education was recognized the world over, the felt need of producing world class diploma holders become important and urgent. The infrastructural development of Polytechnics up gradation of curriculum became inevitable. Thus regular curriculum revision, its effective implementation, the associated training of educators, academic monitoring, development of learning materials & lab manuals became essential functions of the curriculum development center. Gradually as the National skill development mission, MHRD and other departments and agencies started focusing their attention on increasing technicians and skilled manpower in the country, the mandate of the Centre also expanded to other aspects of developing Skilled Technicians in the State.